Chapter 2320: Whose Child Is He? (3)
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Di Fuyi said nothing.
Di Fuyi made no remark again.
“I cannot possibly address you as my brother, can I? It sounds disrespectful.”
Shocked, Di Fuyi finally reacted.
“You can address me as your father publicly. In private, you can address me as the Devil King,” Di Fuyi instructed. He did not want to hear any more nonsense from the child.
To his surprise, the baby responded righteously, “My mother has yet to call you her husband, so I refuse to call you my father.”
“She is not your mother!”
“Yes, she is! She said it herself.”
Di Fuyi then teased, “No, she did not. You were the one with thick skin, who insisted on following her around. She was too lazy to argue with you.”
“Nevertheless, I know that she cares for me and wants me around. She is the one who gave me my name. If you had not taken me away, I would still be with her,” the baby spoke confidently.
“Did she name you as Di Hao?” Di Fuyi’s eyes flickered with hope.
He could not believe that she named a child that she found in the wild with the same surname as his. Delighted, he could not hide his smile.
“No, she named me Hao Er. I am the one who gave myself the surname ‘Di’. I thought that it sounded very graceful and noble, suitable for someone who is both intelligent and powerful,” the baby’s explanation crushed Di Fuyi’s hope. The smile on his face instantly disappeared.
“Your highness, when do you plan to let me see my mother?”
“Will you believe me if I said that I would never let you see her again?”
“No, you will not do so,” the baby said confidently. “Your highness, you are still counting on me to deliver your messages to her.”
Di Fuyi seemed confused. “To deliver my messages?”
The baby gave him an adorable smile and said, “Indeed, you are not someone who is keen on explaining yourself. However, you chose to talk so much before you punished Yuanyuan and explained the entire incident so thoroughly. It was not only for the common people’s understanding but for me as well, right?”
“Continue,” Di Fuyi demanded.
The baby thus continued, “You are indebted to Princess Yuanyuan, as she was the one who saved your life. You would forgive her, eventually, for all the tolerable mistakes that she made. However, she had clearly challenged your limits this time by plotting against my mother. The one that she intended to torture with the Universal Net was actually my mother. She even tried to ruin my mother’s reputation. What you did was to give her a taste of her own medicine. She had to suffer the same entanglement in the Universal Net, thus bringing ruin on herself.”
Di Fuyi gave him a frown of disbelief before answering, “You seem to know a lot. However, there was another reason for her punishment.”
“What was the reason?” The baby was eager to know.
“Do you know anything about Yuanyuan’s background?”
The baby shook his head. “I am afraid not. I only know that she is good at the puppeteering technique. Does she have another identity?”
Di Fuyi tapped the table gently in contemplation before answering the baby, “She used to be the wife of the governor of Luo Hua City. The used to refer to her as Yun Qingluo.”
The baby was utterly surprised as he exclaimed, “She is married! That explains why you never liked her.”
Di Fuyi gave him a gentle knock on his head and reminded him, “It has nothing to do with whether I like her or not.”
The baby rubbed his head in protest while waiting for Di Fuyi to finish his story.
Di Fuyi looked away and seemed a little depressed. “I am not an ungrateful man. She saved my life; for that, I shall repay what is needed. Her identity is rather unique, as she is partly the reincarnation of Yun Yanli’s sister. She used to be one of his greatest forces behind the mess that the Shura World has encountered today. The marriage between her and Ye Ling, the governor of Luohua City, was not genuine. She was only there to manipulate Ye Ling under Yun Yanli’s command. I know about it all.”